Our group addresses questions lying at the interface between behavioural, evolutionary and sensory ecology. We are particularly interested in animal communication, predator-prey interactions, parental care behaviour, and life history trade-offs, all of which we study both in the lab and in the field on species with complex life cycles, particularly poison frogs and tiger moths. We study the latter in close collaboration with the Predator-Prey Interactions Research Group at the University of Jyväskylä.
Currently, our main projects focus on the evolutionary ecology of larval cannibalism in poison frogs, the dynamics of disease transmission in the wild, and the evolution of warning signals and chemical defences in aposematic species. Visit our research page for further details!